Raymond Houlihan, 68
Raymond Joseph Houlihan, 68, of Litchfield died at 6:54 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Litchfield. Funeral Mass will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with the Very Rev. James L. Neuman, V.F., officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Litchfield at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 27. Family and friends will line up at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield at 9:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Mr. Houlihan was born in Litchfield on Feb. 2, 1944, the son of William Raymond and Emma Lena "Sally" (Tretter) Houlihan. He married Carolyn Joan Mumbower at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Litchfield on April 11, 1964, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 2009. He recently married Michelle Patricia (Hanafin) Romanus on June 30, 2012, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Litchfield, and she survives.
He graduated from Litchfield High School in 1962. He was employed by Monterey Coal Company in Carlinville for several years. During that time, he was a unit boss, maintenance supervisor, EMT and was also on the mine rescue team.
Mr. Houlihan was a member of Holy Family Parish in Litchfield, the Litchfield Country Club and Prairie State Orchid Society. In his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing, woodworking, hunting, fishing, growing orchids and bird watching.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother; son, Michael J. (wife Nancy) Houlihan; daughter, Pamela M. (husband Chuck, Jr.) Heaton; two stepdaughters, Marienne (husband Chris) White and Lisa (husband Ron) Land; and sister, Elisa (husband Terry) Feldmann, all of Litchfield; seven grandchildren, Heather Zeller, Stephanie and Meghann Heaton, Chelsea (husband David) Blakley and Caitlin, Chase and Cheyenne Houlihan; five stepgrandchildren, Derek (wife Brittany) and Nathan Heaton, Stephanie and Bradlee Slusser and Kailyn Land; seven great-grandchildren, Alexis, Hayley and Ryder Zeller, Maya Estell, Kowen Bechtel and Cadence and John Blakley; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Sophia and Gabriella Heaton and Dakota Heaton.
Besides his first wife, Mr. Houlihan was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be directed to Holy Family Catholic Church or Memorial Home Services Hospice.
Source: The Journal-News